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, we have a little bit of new information. actually, just in in the last couple of minutes from nbc news on this specifically. and i want to tell you what nbc has told us. sources involved are telling nbc news that the pressure cooker bombs in boston were designed and placed to act quote like a homemade clay moor, a powerful directional antipersonnel device, so they don't spray in 360 degrees. they're directional. so these sources are telling nbc news, these and other sources, the triggering mechanism appears to have included a battery pack and a circuit board, elements of a sophisticated triggering mechanism. bo quote it appeared to be built from scratch, but with a sophisticated triggering mechanism. all bombs are crude devices and it is the way they are triggered that can be sophisticated. they functioned as designed. pressure cookers are exactly what you are thinking. they are metal cooking pots that clamp the top down tight with a tight seal allowing you to cook food faster under pressure with a normal lid like a normal pot. if it sounds like i am not a person who cooks, you're
. as always, the voice of reason here at the family of nbc networks. thank you, sir. >> okay. >>> we are following an incredible amount of breaking news this morning. emergency crews are searching through the rubble in texas trying to find survivors from that massive fertilizer plant explosion. we expect to hear from officials there in texas and in fact we have that right now. instead of going to break, brwel bring you this press conference right now. >> my speaking up is about this. all i can tell you is good luck. >> 30 seconds out. we'll ask you not to step up. >> we are waiting now for a briefing here in west, texas, from authorities. as you can see they're doing mike test here to give us an update on exactly what's going on. a massive fertilizer plant. a fire started. firefighters were fighting it and then the explosion as that was happening. here's the briefing. >> bear with me on my voice. i'll talk the best i can and give you as much as i can but you're going to have to bear with me. if we get to the point of asking questions towards the end of this again, please speak loudly
we do have some information tonight, cbs news reported that a saudi was acting suspicious, nbc said here a young person on a student visa. we aren't trying to jump the gun, we are trying to confirm any information they have. you have seen the reports. what can you tell us about them? >> the information we can report is the boston police say they do not have a suspect in custody. but what we know through our reporting is they had a person of interest that they were questioning and based on my report this evening, i believe one of these individuals was here on a student visa but that's really as far as we can go this evening. >> thanks so much for being with you. >> you're welcome. >> let's go back to mark furman to get his reaction of what we just heard. mark, did you glean anything out of that? >> certainly, sean. governor ridge was right on in everything that he said. we do not know exactly what the device is. i think they are sophisticated but they weren't sophisticated to all go off so something went sideways with this plan. and perhaps the person that was to detonate them remote
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